Hearty congratulations to Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney for successfully raising
the necessary funds for their forthcoming documentary Truck Farm! They used Kickstarter – a website focused on
raising funds for creative ideas and ambitious endeavors – to raise the final
$15,000 for the editing, composing, and animating.
Last spring, using green-roof technology, lightweight soil and
heirloom seeds, Ian and Curt transformed an ’86 Dodge into a traveling
20-member CSA. The 40 minute Truck Farm documentary will investigate the growth
of the urban farm movement in New York City. Curt and Ian describe the film on their
"The Truck Farm film will carry viewers from a self-sustaining
Staten Island barge to a 6,000-square-foot market garden atop a Brooklyn roof
to the elaborate Window Farms of two Manhattan artists. Along the way, we'll
see how far today’s city-dwellers are willing to go to grow food on whatever
land they’ve got. According to the National Garden Association, 7 million new
gardens were planted in 2009, everywhere from White Houses to schoolhouses.
Truck Farm is the story of how these...